3RD ANNUAL SPOKETOBERFEST BENEFIT RIDE
October 5th, 2024 | 7:00am - 2:00pm | Oakdale Bike Shop
Good views, fun times, & tasty craft beer! Join us in Oakdale, California to cycle through the scenic countryside at the gateway to California's Gold Country. Spoketoberfest organizes 3 routes so all skill levels can participate, and we celebrate afterwards with food trucks, craft beer and live music at the Oakdale Bike Shop! All proceeds support nonprofits in Stanislaus County.
The Spoketoberfest Benefit Ride is hosted by the Oakdale Rotary Club. We hope to increase the exposure of Oakdale and Knights Ferry as a notable cycling destination. Spoketoberfest was created to bring people together who have a passion for cycling and the outdoors and to help raise money for local non-profit organizations.
The 3rd Annual Spoketoberfest ride will feature 3 routes using the Oakdale Bike Shop as the starting and ending destination.
Admission to the cycling route includes a free event T-shirt, a voucher for local beer from Dying Breed Brewing & a meal from food trucks after the ride, located behind the Oakdale Bike Shop.
CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
Each year, we give our event proceeds to a group of nonprofit organizations in Stanislaus County.
In 2022, we raised $15,000 and donated to the following organizations.
ROUTES & FEES
City of Oakdale
Departs at 10:00am
This route is an introductory ride through the City of Oakdale with roughly 150ft of climb and should take ~ 1 hour. This route will have no rest stops.
East Oakdale Countryside
Departs at 9:00am
This ride will enter the East Oakdale countryside and enter Woodward Reservoir. It will have 1500 ft of climb and should take ~ 2 hours. This route will have 1 rest stop at Woodward Reservoir.
Knights Ferry Countryside
Departs at 8:00am
This ride will continue to circle through the Oakdale & Knights Ferry countryside. It will have 2,300ft of climb and should take ~ 3-4 hours. This route will have a rest stop at Woodward Reservoir and a 2nd rest stop in Knights Ferry Recreation Area.
Central Valley Association of Realtors
City Direct Inc.
Hope Haven West
Rand Tolboe, MD
River Oak Dental Spa
Stanislaus County Sherriff
United Samaritan's Foundation
October 5, 2024
CHECK IN OPENS
The check-in tables will open behind the Oakdale Bike Shop. Bring your Eventbrite barcode for fast check-in. Pick up your event t-shirt and route information, and enjoy a light breakfast before your ride! Please arrive 30-60 minutes before your departure time.
Route departs from the Oakdale Bike Shop in interval release.
KNIGHTS FERRY ROUTE DEPARTS
Route departs from the Oakdale Bike Shop.
WOODWARD ROUTE DEPARTS
Route departs from the Oakdale Bike Shop.
CITY ROUTE DEPARTS
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Upon returning to the Oakdale Bike Shop, enjoy live music, food trucks, and beer from Dying Breed Brewing!
We've designed a flashy and unique cycling jersey with our friends at Voler, inspired by Oktoberfest and our love for local craft beer.
Jerseys are available for $69 and can be purchased as an add-on to your registration! Visit our registration page, click "Tickets", & scroll to "Add-ons" to add a jersey to your cart. Sizes & quantities are limited.
Do you see your size out of stock? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a jersey. If we receive enough demand we may be able to place a second order for additional jerseys.
IS THIS A RACE?
This is not a race, this is a recreational cycling ride through the scenic countryside of Oakdale & Knights Ferry.
ARE E-BIKES ALLOWED?
Yes! Because this is a recreational ride, you can use whatever bicycle you like - just no motorcycles!
WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION PRICE INCLUDE?
Your registration fee gives you admission to the cycling route of your choice, one of our cool event T-shirts, and a voucher for food trucks and local craft beer after the ride.
DO I HAVE TO REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE?
While online registration is preferred, you may also fill out this paper registration form and mail it in with a check. Deadline to mail registrations is August 31st, 2023.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY?
7:00am Check-In Booth Opens (arrive 30-60 minutes before your departure)
8:00am Start Time for 58-mile Ride
9:00am Start Time for 35-mile Ride
10:00am Start Time for 11-mile Ride
11:00am-2:00pm Enjoy Food, Music & Beer behind the Oakdale Bike Shop
HOW WILL I NAVIGATE MY ROUTE?
All routes have been imported to Komoot, a free adventure navigation app! Visit our Routes & Fees section of the website for the Komoot navigation link to your route or to download the GPX file for your route should you prefer to use a different software for navigation. Download Komoot for iOS here or Komoot for Android here.
WHO DOES THIS EVENT SUPPORT?
The Oakdale Rotary Club Foundation is the host of this charity ride. They are a 501c(3) service club in Oakdale, CA. The Oakdale Rotary Club will use proceeds from this ride to support various causes in the local community. View who we supported in 2022 here.
ARE JERSEYS AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT?
Yes! Spoketoberfest will have a cool, bright orange, Halloween themed cycling jersey! Jerseys are available for $69 as an add-on to your registration. Visit our registration page to check out with a jersey. Jerseys can be picked up at check-in on event day.
ARE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE?
There will be porta potties available behind the Oakdale Bike Shop. Public restrooms are available at the two rest stops in Woodward Reservoir and Knights Ferry Recreation Area.
WHERE CAN I STAY IN OAKDALE?
Call these locations and mention your participation in Spoketoberfest to get the best rates for October 6th and 7th, 2023:
Best Western Rama Inn & Suites: (209) 845-2500
Holiday Inn Express: (209) 847-9121
Holiday Motel: (209) 847-7023
Jerry's Motel: (209) 847-0206
Motel 6: (209) 847-8181
For more info on places to stay, head to www.visitoakdale.com/places-to-stay